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#1 of 289 OFFLINE   Dana Fillhart

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Posted January 31 2005 - 10:35 AM

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DVDs (24 Feb 2006): Discs - 2579, Titles - 1688 (Avg. 17 Titles/Month) • Films I've Seen: 20052004200320022001

#2 of 289 OFFLINE   Edwin Pereyra

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Posted December 30 2004 - 09:10 AM

[url=http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/images/smilies/wavey.gif] = Worst. Avoid At All Cost.

I'm only going to see those that are noteworthy including independent, foreign films and the high profiled films. I value my time and life is too short to waste on such movies as Joe Dirt and Freddie Got Fingered. So my list will be shorter than most of the others here.

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DVD Unwind: Paradise Now (Coming) • King Kong - - • KeaneThe Squid And The WhaleA History Of ViolenceHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe Best Of Youth (Italy) • Good Night And Good LuckHowl's Moving CastleWalk The Line - - • ZathuraNorth Country

#3 of 289 OFFLINE   Edwin Pereyra

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Posted March 13 2005 - 04:22 PM

Posted Image Robots


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#4 of 289 OFFLINE   Edwin Pereyra

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Posted March 26 2005 - 12:12 AM

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Next Up: Gunner Palace


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#5 of 289 OFFLINE   Edwin Pereyra

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Posted April 12 2005 - 02:49 AM

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At Bat: Sin City

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Posted April 13 2005 - 01:12 AM

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At Bat: The Upside Of Anger

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#7 of 289 OFFLINE   Edwin Pereyra

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Posted May 23 2005 - 09:21 AM

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Posted Image Mike Bender's The Upside Of Anger - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

These two films and their ratings speak for themselves.

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#8 of 289 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted December 30 2004 - 07:15 AM


Jay's Movie Blog - A movie-viewing diary.
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Trading Post Inn - Another gender-bending soap, with different collaborators writing different points of view.

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#9 of 289 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted January 30 2005 - 02:18 PM

Well, the 2005 movies are slowly getting better. Sometime in February, they may make the leap to watchable.

(positions 1-15 are things I saw at previews/festivals in '03 and '04)
#16: White Noise - Posted Image¼ - Downright insulting horror movie. I defy anyone to make sense of the end.
#17: Hide and Seek - Posted Image½ - Slightly less stupid "thriller". Can't even do "by the book" right.
#18: Monsieur N. - Posted Image¾ - Weak French/English coproduction speculating about Napoleon's last days. The actor playing Napoleon is good, though.
Jay's Movie Blog - A movie-viewing diary.
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Posted December 30 2004 - 08:18 AM

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#11 of 289 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted January 02 2005 - 03:47 PM

Seth's 2005 list
I use the NY/LA release criteria, aka Oscar criteria
Bold for score readability
Red will mark top films, with full bold too
Film list is alphabetical only

97 seen / 28 theatrically

Recent additions
Memoirs of a Geisha (7.5)
Zathura (6.5)
Aeon Flux (3.5)
Howl's Moving Castle (7.5)
Oldboy (10)



2046 9
The 40 Year Old Virgin 8.5
Aeon Flux 3.5
The Aristocrats 7
Assault on Precinct 13 4
Bad News Bears 7.5
Batman Begins 10
Be Cool 2.5
Bewitched 7
Breakfast on Pluto 6.5
Brick 9
Brokeback Mountain 9.5
The Brothers Grimm 4.5

Capote 10
Casanova 7
Charlie and the Choc. Factory 8.5
The Chronicals of Narnia 8
Cinderella Man 10
The Constant Gardner 8.5
Constantine 7
Corpse Bride 7.5
Crash 9.5
The Devil's Rejects 7.5
Domino 5
Doom 1
The Dukes of Hazzard 1.5

Elektra 4
Elizabethtown 3
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 8.5
The Exorcism of Emily Rose 6
The Family Stone 8
Fantastic Four 4.5
Fever Pitch 3.5
Flightplan 5.5
The Fog 2
Fun with Dick and Jane 4
Good Night, and Good Luck 9
Grizzly Man 9.5

Happy Endings 7.5
Harry Potter 4 9
Havoc 3
Hide and Seek 3
A History of Violence 8.5
Hitch 7.5
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 8
House of Wax 5.5
Howl's Moving Castle 7.5
Hustle and Flow 9
The Ice Harvest 8

In Her Shoes 8.5
Inside Deep Throat 9
The Interpreter 7.5
Into the Blue 3
The Island 6
Jarhead 9.5
Jesus is Magic 7.5
King Kong 7.5
Kingdom of Heaven 6
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 9
Land of the Dead 5.5
London 6.5
The Longest Yard 2.5
Lord of War 7

Madagascar 7.5
March of the Penguins 9
The Matador 8.5
Match Point 8.5
Me and You and Everyone We Know 7
Memoirs of a Geisha 7.5
Mr. and Mrs. Smith 6
Mrs. Henderson Presents 7
Munich 9.5
Murderball 9
The New World 10
Oldboy 10
Pride and Prejudice 8.5
The Producers 7.5
Red Eye 8
Rent 7
Robots 6

Sahara 3
Serenity 8.5
Shopgirl 8.5
Sin City 9.5
Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 7
Sky High 7.5
Son of the Mask 2
The Squid and the Whale 10
Star Wars Ep 3 8.5
Syriana 9
Transamerica 8

Walk the Line 9.5
Wallace and Gromit: Were-Rabbit 9
War of the Worlds 9
Wedding Crashers 7
White Noise 5.5
The World's Fastest Indian 8.5
Zathura 6.5


Top 10
The New World
Capote
Cinderella Man
Batman Begins
Oldboy

The Squid and the Whale
Brokeback Mountain
Crash
Jarhead
Munich

Bottom 10
Son of the Mask
Doom
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Fog
Be Cool

The Longest Yard
Hide and Seek
Havoc
Into the Blue
Sahara

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Posted March 04 2005 - 11:04 AM

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Posted March 31 2005 - 05:09 AM

Robots
6 of 10

While the CGI is nice enough and the characters and setting are interesting, fun designs, the film itself really lacks a spark. Sometimes it is funny, but not nearly often enough. The problem isn't that its formula, though it is. The problem seems to be in the editing, direction and writing, all of which kill most of the comedic timing.

The film COULD have lots of great gags, but too often they are stepped on or not set up right in the first place. Maybe they were on paper and the direction is bad. Maybe they got to "film" and then were edited bad.

All I could think of was "Spies Like Us", good talent, funny situations, but cut all wrong for the jokes.

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Posted April 04 2005 - 05:54 PM

Sin City
9.5 of 10

Comic book film noir (review in official review thread). One of the best films I'll see this year, and I might yet bump it to 10 and call it one of the best I've seen in years.

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Posted April 25 2005 - 01:15 AM

Yep, that's the most standard way of using the 200x lists. Some people like to go with global release date, some people will count festival screenings, but I think for the most part the most popular method is to go by major US release or Oscar qualifying release (NY/LA before end of year, ramped up to other cities in JAN). I will be putting KFHustle on my 2K5 list after I see it. Whichever method you choose its expected that you clarify that method with your list so others know where to find your opinion on films of a certain release date, or so they know why some films did or didn't make your end of year top films list.

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Posted May 13 2005 - 12:44 AM

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
8 of 10


Some comments in the official discussion thread.

#17 of 289 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted May 23 2005 - 09:06 AM

Sith
8.5 of 10

Like AOTC this might get downgraded on a 2nd viewing because while I found the story to be pretty solid and the overall effect to be strong, I did notice a couple of times that I was pretty annoyed as well (ugh, dialog).

At least it finally felt pretty close to a Star Wars film.


Downgraded Sin City from 9.5 to 9 also.

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Posted December 30 2004 - 06:37 AM

2005 Film/Media Madness
By Jason Whyte

Last Updated: January 23rd, 1973
Criteria Used for Official 2014 Releases: Turkish/Swedish first video release.

Just added: The Fabulous Contraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel: Director's Cut, Good Times: The Movie, The Making of Weezer's 'Make Believe', Uwe Boll's Untitled Andrei Tarkovsky Documentary, Lindsay Lohan's Wild Days, Anatomy of Hell 2: Rocco's Revenge and Benji The Hunted.
Coming Soon: Dunno...
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Eligible Films Count: 742
Short Subject Films Count: -210
No Distributor/Festival/Theatrical Reissues & Revivals Count: 520
2004 Film List Continued! Count: 3
First Time Count: 100
Total To Date Count: 300000000x10 to the power of 8
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List By Title
Title/Rating out of ****/Country/Aspect Ratio/Running Time/Director
# - Anamorphic Negative

Alone in the Dark / * / Canada / 2.39:1 / 98 min. / Uwe Boll
Antares / *** / Austria / 1.85:1 / 121 min. / Götz Spielmann
Assault on Precinct 13 / * / United States / 2.39:1 / 107 min. / Jean-François Richet

Beautiful Boxer / *** / Thailand / 1.85:1 / 116 min. / Ekachai Uekrongtham
Be Cool / *½ / United States / 2.39:1 / 118 min. / F. Gary Gray
The Best Of Youth (La Meglio Gioventù) (Part One and Part Two) / **** / Italy / 1.85:1 / 366 min. / Marco Tullio Giordana
Bride & Prejudice / *** / United Kingdom, India / 2.39:1 / 110 min. / Gurinder Chadha

Camping sauvage (Happy Camper) / ***½ / Quebec / 1.85:1 / 100 min. / André Ducharme, Guy Lepage & Sylvain Roy
Childstar / *** / Canada / 2.39:1 / 95 min. / Don McKellar
Coach Carter / *** / United States / 2.39:1 / 135 min. / Thomas Carter
Constantine / **½ / United States / 2.39:1 / 121 min. / Francis Lawrence

Dear Frankie / *** / United Kingdom / 1.85:1 / 104 min. / Shona Auerbach

Kontroll (Control) / *** / Hungary / 1.85:1 / 104 min. / Nimród Antal
Kung Fu Hustle (Gong fu) / ***½ / Hong Kong / 2.39:1 / 95 min. / Stephen Chow

Hitch / **½ / United States / 2.39:1 / 119 min. / Andy Tennant
A Hole in My Heart (Ett Hål i mitt hjärta) / ** / Sweden / 1.85:1 / 98 min. / Sesame Street Productions

Inside Deep Throat / *** / United States / 1.85:1 / 93 min. / Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato

Jimmywork / *** / Quebec / 1.85:1 / 82 min. / Simon Sauve

Layer Cake / **½ / United Kingdom / 2.39:1 / 104 min. / Matthew Vaughn
Ma Mere (My Mother) / ** / France / 1.66:1 / 114 min. / Christophe Honore
Mémoires affectives (Looking for Alexander) / *** / Quebec / 1.85:1 / 110 min. / Francis Leclerc
Millions / *** / United Kingdom 9 Songs / *** / United Kingdom / 1.85:1 / 70 min. / Michael Winterbottom

Ong-bak / ***½ / Thailand / 1.85:1 / 109 min. / Prachya Pinkaew

The Pacifier / * / United States / 2.39:1 / 95 min. / Andrei Tarkovsky

The Ring Two / * / United States / 1.85:1 / 109 min. / Hideo Nakata
Robots / ** / United States / 1.85:1 / 91 min. / Andrei Arsrenivich
Rory O'Shea Was Here / *** / United Kingdom / 2.39:1 / 104 min. / Damien O'Donnell

Saint Ralph / *** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 98 min. / Sergi Eisenstein
Scaredsacred / **½ / Canada / 1.85:1 / 104 min. / Velcrow Ripper
Seven Times Lucky / ** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 80 min. / Gary Yates
16 Years of Alcohol / *** / Scotland / 2.39:1 / 101 min. / Stanley Kubrick
3-Iron (Bin-jip) / *** / South Korea / 1.85:1 / 92 min. / Alexander Sokurov

The Worst That Could Happen?[/b] ** 1.85:1 95 min. Sam Weisman

Zoolander *** 2.40:1 89 min. Ben Stiller

*USA/Canada Films ineligible for 2001 List
(Most of these films have had releases previous to this year)

Amores Perros (Love's A Bitch) **** 1.85:1 154 min. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
US/Canada release of a film release in Mexico in 2000

Calle 54 ***1/2 1.85:1 106 min. Fernando Trueba
Summer 2001 Miramax/Alliance release of a film originally released in Spain in late 2000

Crimson Rivers, The **1/2 2.40:1 106 min. Mathieu Kassovitz
Blackwatch/Alliance issue of a French film released September, 2000. Released in BC on March 23rd, 2001
Dish, The *** 1.85:1 103 min. Rob Sitch
North American release of an Australian film originally released in late 2000

Golden Bowl, The **1/2 2.40:1 130 min. James Ivory
Released overseas in European countries in fall, 2000. Released by Lions Gate in Canada in May, 2001
Innocence ***1/2 1.85:1 96 min. Paul Cox
Released overseas in Australia and New Zealand in December, 2000. Released stateside by Odeon/Fireworks in August, 2001

In The Mood For Love **** 1.85:1 98 min. Wong Kar-Wai
Released overseas in Autumn 2000 with a North American release in March, 2001.

Iron Monkey *** 1.85:1 87 min. Yuen Woo-Ping
North American release of the 1993 Hong Kong Film

Memento **** 2.40:1 114 min. Christopher Nolan
Released in foriegn countries (UK, France) in 2000. Released to North American cinemas in March, 2001

Snatch **1/2 1.85:1 103 min. Guy Ritchie
Released in the U.K. in 2000. North American release on January 19th, 2001
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble **1/2 1.85:1 106 min. John Hay
Release in the U.K. in 2000. Distributed by Seville Entertainment and released in BC on March 16th, 2001.
Widow of Saint Pierre, The ***1/2 2.40:1 112 min. Patrice Leconte
Released in France and UK in 2000. Alliance Vivafilm release in Canada in Spring 2001

With A Friend Like Harry ***1/2 2.40:1 117 min. Dominick Moll
US/Canada release of a film originally released in France and other countries late 2000


For Awareness Purposes Only
A section devoted to Victoria premieres, theatrical re-releases and Canadian films getting a 2001 US distribution:

Apocalypse Now Redux **** 2.40:1 200 min. Francis Ford Coppola
Reissue of the 1979 film, the greatest ever made, featuring new footage.

Claim, The *** 2.40:1 121 min. Michael Winterbottom
Victoria premiere of a NY/LA release in late December, 2000

Hard Day's Night, A **** 1.85:1 87 min. Richard Lester
Victoria premiere of the restored Beatles classic.

Himalaya **1/2 2.40:1 107 min. Eric Valli
Released for Oscar Consideration in December 2000. Released in Vancouver August, 2001
Maelstrom **** 87 min. Denis Villenvenue
Victoria Premiere in May, noted for awareness purposes. Marie-Josee' Croze is an amazing actress.

Possible Worlds ** 1.85:1 92 min. Robert LePage
A tricky one -- released in Toronto in fall, 2000, and to Vancouver in 2001. (Thanks to Bill McA for the heads up)
Stardom *** 1.85:1 103 min. Denys Arcand
Victoria premiere in April '01, released in NY/LA/Toronto in October 2000

waydowntown *** 1.85:1 83 min. Gary Burns
Released in Canada late 2000, for awareness purposes of a limited US engagement from Lot 47 Films in September, 2001

Went To Coney Island On A Mission From God...Be Back By Five ** 1.85:1 95 min. Richard Shenkman
Released to festivals and minor public screenings in 2000. Filmed in 1998.
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By Rating:

****

Amelie
Black Hawk Down
Donnie Darko
In The Bedroom
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Mulholland Drive
The Princess And The Warrior (Der krieger und die Kaiserin)
The Royal Tenenbaums



***1/2

Anniversary Party, The
A.I.: Artifical Intelligence
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Audition (Odishon)
Bridget Jones' Diary
Bully
Divided We Fall
The Follow (Short)
Ghost World
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Lost and Delirious (10)
Monster's Ball
Moulin Rouge
No Man's Land
O
Powder Keg (Short)
Shallow Hal
Shrek
Sidewalks of New York
Spike and Mike's 2001 Festival of Animation
The Taste of Others
Vanilla Sky
Waking Life



***

Ambush (Short)
Baby Boy
Beautiful Mind, A
Business of Strangers, The
Cats and Dogs
Center Of The World, The
Chosen (Short)
Crazy/Beautiful
Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The
The Deep End
Fast and the Furious, The
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Focus
Gosford Park
Heist
Here's To Life!
Hole, The
Invisible Circus, The
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Josie and the Pussycats
Joy Ride
Kate and Leopold
Kiss of the Dragon
Last Wedding
Legally Blonde
Made
Majestic, The
Man Who Wasn't There, The
Monsters Inc.
My First Mister
Ocean's 11
Others, The
The Pledge
Score, The
Series 7: The Contenders
Session 9
Sexy Beast
Spy Kids
Spy Kids: Special Edition
Star (Short)
Startup.com
Swordfish
Training Day
Treed Murray
Zoolander


**1/2

ABCD
Ali
All Over The Guy
America's Sweethearts
Asoka
Behind Enemy Lines
Blow
Brothers, The
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Doctor Dolittle 2
Enemy At The Gates
Ginger Snaps
Greenfingers
Hardball
Heartbreakers
Iris
Joe Somebody
Just Visiting
Kandahar
K-Pax
Last Castle, The
Mexican, The
Not Another Teen Movie
Novocaine
One Night At McCool's
Our Lady Of The Assassins
Rat Race
Recess: School's Out
Rock Star
Save The Last Dance
Sugar and Spice
The Tailor of Panama

**

Along Came A Spider
Angel Eyes
Animal, The
Bandits
Century Hotel
Charlotte Gray
Evolution
Exit Wounds
Forsaken, The
From Hell
Hannibal
Hearts In Atlantis
Jeepers Creepers
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
Jurassic Park III

Up and Down (Horem pádem) / *** / Czech Republic / 1.85:1 / 108 min. / Jan Hrebejk

White Noise / * / Canada / 2.39:1 / 99 min. / They call him Edwin...
Window Theory / ** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 84 min. / Don Roos
Winter Solstice / *** / United States / 1.85:1 / 93 min. / Josh Sternfeld
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List By Rating:

****
(90-100)

****
(80-89)

The Best Of Youth (La Meglio Gioventù) (Part I & Part II) (87)

***½
(70-79)

Camping sauvage (Happy Campers) (70)
Clean (73)
Kung Fu Hustle (Gong fu) (77)
Look at Me (Comme un image) (72) #
Ong Bak (76)

**½
(40-49)

Constantine (44)
Dead Man's Shoes (49)
Hitch (42)
Ice Princess (48)
Layer Cake (47) #
Scaredsacred (45)

**
(30-39)

Because of Winn-Dixie (38)
A Hole In My Heart (Ett Hål i mitt hjärta) (32)
Hostage (37)
Ma Mere (My Mother) (34)
Robots (39)
Seven Times Lucky (31)
Window Theory (33)


(20-29)

Be Cool (21)
Hide & Seek (22)

*
(10-19)

Alone in the Dark (10)
Are We There Yet? (11)
Assault on Precinct 13 (17)
Cursed (18)#
Elektra (11)#
Man of the House (12)#
Mondovino (16)
The Pacifier (12)#
The Ring Two (13)
White Noise (12)

½
(5-9)

none

BOMB
(0-4)

none
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Film Festival Releases Without US/CA Distribution:

The 2005 Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival: February 4th-13th, 2005

Beat The Drum / *** / South Africa / 2.39:1 / 113 min. / David Hickson
Behind The Mascot / *** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 92 min. / Doug Barber & James Philips
Being Caribou / *** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 72 min. / Leanne Allison & Diana Wilson
Cable Beach / ** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 94 min. / James Head
Exist / *** / United States / 1.85:1 / 78 min. / Esther Bell
@Festivbercine.ron / ** / Mexico / 1.85:1 / 98 min. / Gabriel Retes & Lourdes Elizarraras
Hair High / *** / United States / 1.66:1 / 79 min. / Bill Plympton
I, Curmudgeon / *** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 93 min. / Alan Zweig
Lies Like Truth / * / Canada / 1.85:1 / 91 min. / Michael Bateman
The Limb Salesman / ** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 81 min. / Anais Granofsky
Mondo Plympton / *** / United States / 1.33:1 / 82 min. / Bill Plympton
Public Lighting / **½ / Canada / 1.33:1 / 77 min. / Mike Hoolbloom
Python (Pitons) / ***½ / Lativia / 2.39:1 / 88 min. / Laila Pakalnina
Rosy Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick / ** / Italy / 1.85:1 / 88 min. / Luciano Barcaroli
Two Great Sheep (Hao da yi dui yang) / **½ / China / 1.85:1 / 100 min. / Liu Hao
Vares: Private Eye (Vares - Yksityisetsivä) / **½ / Finland / 2.39:1 / 95 min. / Aleksi Mäkelä
Weird Sex & Snowshoes / *** / Canada / 1.85:1 / 59 min. / Lisa Sharpe
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Short Subject Films:

Guard Dog (short) *** / United States / 1.33:1 / 6 min. / Bill Plympton
Ryan / ***½ / Canada / 1.85:1 / 14 min. / Chris Landreth
White Light / *** / Canada / 1.33:1 / 6 min. / Simon Reynolds
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2004 Film List: Continued!

The Assassination of Richard Nixon / *** / United States / 1.85:1 / 95 min. / Niels Mueller
Beyond The Sea / **½ / United States / 2.39:1 / 119 min. / Kevin Spacey
Born Into Brothels / *** / 1.85:1 / 85 min. / Zana Briski & Ross Kauffman
The Chorus (Les Choristes) / *** / France / 2.39:1 / 95 min. / Christophe Barratier
Imaginary Heroes / *** / United States / 2.39:1 / 112 min. / Dan Harris
In Good Company / ***½ / United States / 1.85:1 / 110 min. / Paul Weitz
Overnight / ***½ / United States / 1.85:1 / 85 min. / Tony Montana & Mark Brian Smith
Million Dollar Baby / **** / United States / 2.39:1 / 135 min. / Clint Eastwood
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Films Seen for the First Time in 2005:
^- Added Recently

The Boondock Saints / ½ / United States / 2.39:1 / 104 min. / Troy "Harvey's Bitch" Duffy
^Dog Day Afternoon / **** / United States / 1.85:1 / 126 min. / Sidney Lumet
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Extended Edition / **** / United States / 2.39:1 / 250 min. / Peter Jackson
^Touch of Evil: Restored Director's Cut / **** / United States / 1.85:1 / 110 min. / Orson Welles
Vixen! / ** / United States / 1.85:1 / 75 min. / Russ Meyer
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Albums, Singles, Concerts:
Note: This section lists various albums, soundtracks and singles that I've been listening to. Since it will cover various years, I am not counting this section towards my 2005 Film List. This will just give you an idea about what I'm listening to.

Albums

And You Will Know Us By The Trails of Dead: Worlds Apart / ****
Animal Collective: Sung Tongs ***½
Antony and the Jonsons: I am a Bird Now / ***½
Black Mountain: Black Mountain / **
Bloc Party: Silent Alarm / ****
The Clogs: Stick Music / ****
Fiery Furnaces: EP / **
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle Film Soundtrack / **½
The Killers: Hot Fuss / ***½
LCD Soundystem: s/t / ***
Million Dollar Baby: Film Soundtrack (Promo) / ****
M. Ward: Transistor Radio / ****
Sideways : Film Soundtrack / ***½
Wilco: A Ghost Is Born / ***½
William Shatner: Has Been / ***

EL FINITO!

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#19 of 289 OFFLINE   Mark Pfeiffer

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Posted December 30 2004 - 03:36 PM

2005 Films: 147
Other Films: 57
Total: 204
Criteria: NY release--all films seen theatrically
Last update: 8/15/05
2004 total: 313
2003 total: 270
2002 total: 260
2001 total: 238


2005 Films

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (Robert Rodriguez, 2005) B- 5/25/05 (Arena Grand)
Alone in the Dark (Uwe Boll, 2005) F 1/26/05 (Drexel East)
The Amityville Horror (Andrew Douglas, 2005) B- 4/12/05 (AMC Lennox)
The Animation Show (Various artists, 2005) B- 5/27/05 (Drexel Grandview)
Après vous (Pierre Salvadori, 2003) B- 7/20/05 (Drexel East)
Are We There Yet? (Brian Levant, 2005) D- 1/20/05 (AMC Lennox)
The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza and Penn Gillette, 2005) B+ 5/6/05 (Arena Grand)
Assault on Precinct 13 (Jean-François Richet, 2005) B- 1/13/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)

Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater, 2005) B- 7/19/05 (AMC Easton)
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (Rebecca Miller, 2005) B+ 5/27/05 (Drexel East)
Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005) A- 6/7/05 (Marcus Crosswoods), 7/2/05 (Arena Grand)
Beauty Shop (Bille Woodruff, 2005) B- 3/16/05 (Arena Grand)
Because of Winn-Dixie (Wayne Wang, 2005) B 2/12/05 (AMC Easton)
Be Cool (F. Gary Gray, 2005) D+ 3/4/05 (Arena Grand)
Bewitched (Nora Ephron, 2005) B- 6/16/05 (AMC Lennox)
Bolero (F.A. Brabec, 2004) D 3/18/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
Boogeyman (Stephen T. Kay, 2005) F 2/3/05 (AMC Lennox)
Bride & Prejudice (Gurinder Chadha, 2004) C 3/3/05 (Drexel East)
Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, 2005) B 8/11/05 (Drexel East)
Brothers (Brødre) (Susanne Bier, 2004) B 5/6/05 (Arena Grand)
The Brothers Grimm D+ 8/9/05 (Drexel East)

Cell Phone (Shou ji) (Feng Xiao Gang, 2003) C 3/19/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton, 2005) B 7/15/05 (AMC Lennox)
The Chorus (Les Choristes) (Christophe Barratier, 2004) B- 2/8/05 (Drexel East)
Cinderella Man (Ron Howard, 2005) B+ 5/12/05 (AMC Easton)
Clara and I (Clara et moi) (Arnaud Viard, 2004) A- 3/19/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
Coach Carter (Thomas Carter, 2005) B- 12/6/04 (AMC Lennox)
Constantine (Francis Lawrence, 2005) C- 2/15/05 (AMC Lennox)
Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) A 4/28/05 (Arena Grand)
Cursed (Wes Craven, 2004) D- 2/25/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)

Dallas 362 (Scott Caan, 2003) B 4/25/05 (AMC Lennox)
Dark Water (Walter Salles, 2005) B 7/5/05 (Arena Grand)
Deadlines (Ludi Boeken and Michael A. Lerner, 2004) C 3/19/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
Dear Frankie (Shona Auerbach, 2004) B+ 2/17/05 (Drexel East)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Mike Bigelow, 2005) F 8/8/05 (AMC Easton)
The Devil's Rejects (Rob Zombie, 2005) C- 7/22/05 (AMC Easton)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Darren Grant, 2005) D- 2/26/05 (Arena Grand)
Dorian Blues (Tennyson Bardwell, 2004) B- 5/8/05 (Arena Grand)
Downfall (Der Untergang) (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004) A 4/5/05 (Drexel East)
The Dukes of Hazzard (Jay Chandrasekhar, 2005) C- 8/2/05 (Arena Grand)
Dust to Glory (Dana Brown, 2005) C+ 4/15/05 (Drexel East)

The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei) (Hans Weingartner, 2004) A 3/18/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
Elektra (Rob Bowman, 2005) D+ 1/14/05 (Arena Grand)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney, 2005) C 5/10/05 (Drexel East)

Fantastic Four (Tim Story, 2005) D+ 7/5/05 (AMC Lennox)
Fever Pitch (Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, 2005) A 4/5/05 (AMC Lennox)
The 40 Year-Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005) B- 8/11/05 (AMC Easton)
Four Brothers (John Singleton, 2005) C+ 8/4/05 (AMC Lennox)

The Game of Their Lives (David Anspaugh, 2005) C- 4/29/05 (Arena Grand)
Genesis (Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou, 2004) B+ 3/18/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
The Great Raid (John Dahl, 2005) C- 7/27/05 (Drexel East)
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) A 7/28/05 (Drexel East)
Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (Robert Stone, 2004) B- 3/25/05 (Wexner Center)
Guess Who (Kevin Rodney Sullivan, 2005) C+ 3/25/05 (Arena Grand)
Gunner Palace (Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, 2004) C 3/25/05 (Drexel Grandview)

Happy Endings (Don Roos, 2005) D+ 7/14/05 (Drexel East)
Head-On (Gegen die Wand) (Fatih Akin, 2004) A- 5/14/05 (Wexner Center)
Heights (Chris Terrio, 2004) B 7/28/05 (Little Art Theatre, Yellow Springs, OH)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (Angela Robinson, 2005) C- 6/18/05 (AMC Lennox)
Here (Tu) (Zrinko Ogresta, 2003) C 3/19/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
Hide and Seek (John Polson, 2005) D+ 1/25/05 (Arena Grand)
High Tension (Haute tension) (Alexandre Aja, 2003) D+ 5/25/05 (Arena Grand)
Hitch (Andy Tennant, 2005) B 2/10/05 (AMC Lennox)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Garth Jennings, 2005) C- 4/26/05 (Arena Grand)
The Honeymooners (John Schultz, 2005) D 6/10/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
Hostage (Florent Emilio Siri, 2005) D 3/2/05 (Drexel East)
House of D (David Duchovny, 2004) D 4/25/05 (Drexel East)
House of Wax (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2005) B- 5/3/05 (AMC Lennox)
Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro) (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) C+ 6/17/05 (Drexel East)
Hustle & Flow (Craig Brewer, 2005) C 7/18/05 (AMC Lennox)

Ice Princess (Tim Fywell, 2005) B- 3/9/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, 2005) B- 2/15/05 (Drexel East)
The Interpreter (Sydney Pollack, 2005) B 4/19/05 (AMC Lennox)
The Island (Michael Bay, 2005) B 7/14/05 (AMC Easton)
It’s All Gone Pete Tong (Michael Dowse, 2004) C- 5/26/05 (Drexel East)

The Jacket (John Maybury, 2005) C 2/22/05 (Drexel East)

Kicking & Screaming (Jesse Dylan, 2005) C 5/10/05 (AMC Easton)
Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott, 2005) B- 5/2/05 (AMC Lennox)
Kings and Queen (Rois et reine) (Arnaud Desplechin, 2004) A 4/16/05 (Wexner Center)
King's Ransom (Jeff Byrd, 2005) F 4/27/05 (AMC Easton)
Kung Fu Hustle (Gong fu) (Stephen Chow, 2004) B 4/14/05 (AMC Lennox)

Ladies in Lavender (Charles Dance, 2004) C- 7/8/05 (Drexel East)
The Lady from Sockholm (Evan Lieberman and Eddy Von Mueller, 2005) B- 7/28/05 (Drexel East)
Land of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2005) B- 6/21/05 (AMC Lennox)
Last Days (Gus Van Sant, 2005) B 7/12/05 (Wexner Center), 8/4/05 (Drexel East)
Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn, 2004) B- 6/1/05 (Drexel East)
Lili's Apron (El Delantal de Lili) (Mariano Galperin, 2004) D+ 4/8/05 (Wexner Center)
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling (Ruth Leitman, 2004) B 3/18/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
The Longest Yard (Peter Segal, 2005) C 5/24/05 (AMC Lennox)
Look at Me (Comme une image) (Agnès Jaoui, 2004) B- 7/22/05 (Drexel East)
Lords of Dogtown (Catherine Hardwicke, 2005) B 5/31/05 (AMC Lennox)
A Lot Like Love (Nigel Cole, 2005) C 4/13/05 (AMC Lennox)

Madagascar (Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, 2005) B 5/26/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
Mad Hot Ballroom (Marilyn Agrelo, 2005) C 5/7/05 (Arena Grand)
Man of the House (Stephen Herek, 2005) C- 2/25/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
March of the Penguins (La Marche de l'empereur) (Luc Jacquet, 2005) B- 7/6/05 (Drexel East)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005) A- 4/23/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL), 7/19/05 (Drexel East)
Melinda and Melinda (Woody Allen, 2004) B 3/17/05 (Drexel East)
Millions (Danny Boyle, 2004) A- 3/22/05 (Arena Grand)
Mindhunters (Renny Harlin, 2004) B 5/14/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (John Pasquin, 2005) D+ 3/21/05 (AMC Lennox)
Mondovino (Jonathan Nossiter, 2004) C- 5/21/05 (Wexner Center)
Monster-in-Law (Robert Luketic, 2005) C- 5/13/05 (Arena Grand)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Doug Liman, 2005) B 6/8/05 (Arena Grand)
Murderball (Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, 2005) A 4/21/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL), 5/8/05 (Arena Grand)
Must Love Dogs (Gary David Goldberg, 2005) B- 7/25/05 (Arena Grand)
My Summer of Love (Pawel Pavlikovsky, 2004) B 5/7/05 (Arena Grand)

Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004) A 6/26/05 (Drexel Grandview)

Off the Map (Campbell Scott, 2003) B+ 5/5/05 (Arena Grand)
One Missed Call (Chakushin ari) (Takashi Miike, 2003) B- 5/7/05 (Arena Grand)
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (Ong-bak) (Prachya Pinkaew, 2003) B 3/6/05 (AMC Easton)

The Pacifier (Adam Shankman, 2005) D+ 2/26/05 (AMC Lennox)
Palindromes (Todd Solondz, 2004) D 3/19/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
The Perfect Man (Mark Rosman, 2005) C- 6/14/05 (AMC Easton)
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (Frank Nissen, 2005) B- 2/11/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)

Racing Stripes (Frederik Du Chau, 2005) D+ 1/8/05 (AMC Easton)
Rahtree: Flower of the Night (Buppah Rahtree) (Yuthlert Sippapak, 2003) B- 3/18/05 (Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH)
Rebound (Steve Carr, 2005) D 7/1/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
The Ring Two (Hideo Nakata, 2005) C- 3/15/05 (Arena Grand)
Rize (David LaChapelle, 2005) C 7/15/05 (AMC Lennox)
Robots (Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, 2005) C+ 3/5/05 (AMC Easton)
Rock School (Don Argott, 2005) B-/C+ 6/2/05 (Drexel East)

Sahara (Breck Eisner, 2005) C- 3/8/05 (AMC Easton)
Schultze Gets the Blues (Michael Schorr, 2003) B- 4/12/05 (Drexel East)
Sin City (Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2005) B- 3/23/05 (Arena Grand)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ken Kwapis, 2005) B- 6/1/05 (Hollywood Studio Theatres Westerville)
The Skeleton Key (Iain Softley, 2005) B- 8/9/05 (AMC Lennox)
Sky High (Mike Mitchell, 2005) B 7/26/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
Son of the Mask (Lawrence Guterman, 2005) D- 2/18/05 (Arena Grand)
Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas, 2005) B 5/18/05 (AMC Lennox)
Stealth (Rob Cohen, 2005) D 7/29/05 (Arena Grand)
Steamboy (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 2004) B- 3/10/05 (Drexel East)
The Story of Marie and Julien (Histoire de Marie et Julien) (Jacques Rivette, 2003) B- 7/8/05 (Wexner Center)

Undead (Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, 2003) D- 7/18/05 (Drexel East)
Underclassman (Marcos Siega, 2005) C- 7/21/05 (Arena Grand)
Unleashed (Louis Leterrier, 2005) B 5/13/05 (Arena Grand)
The Upside of Anger (Mike Binder, 2005) B+ 3/24/05 (Arena Grand)

Valiant (Gary Chapman, 2005) B 8/13/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)

Walk On Water (Eytan Fox, 2004) B- 6/10/05 (Drexel East)
War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg, 2005) A 6/27/05 (AMC Lennox), 7/1/05 (Marcus Crosswoods)
Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin, 2005) B 7/7/05 (Arena Grand)
The Wedding Date (Clare Kilner, 2005) F 2/1/05 (AMC Lennox)
Whisky (Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, 2004) B- 4/8/05 (Wexner Center)
White Noise (Geoffrey Sax, 2005) D 1/4/05 (Arena Grand)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2003) B- 8/9/05 (Drexel East)
Winter Solstice (Josh Sternfeld, 2004) B 4/26/05 (Drexel East)

xXx: State of the Union (Lee Tamahori, 2005) C- 4/27/05 (AMC Easton)

Yesterday (Darrell Roodt, 2004) B- 4/22/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)

Zero Degrees of Separation (Elle Flanders, 2005) B+ 5/8/05 (Arena Grand)

Other Films

After Dark, My Sweet (James Foley, 1990) B- 4/21/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)

Baadasssss! (Mario Van Peebles, 2003) B+ 4/22/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)
Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, 1933) A 5/27/05 (Wexner Center)
Bad Education (La Mala educación) (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004) B 3/14/05 (Drexel East)
Born Into Brothels (Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, 2004) B- 3/11/05 (Drexel East)

Cinévardaphoto (Agnès Varda, 2004) B- 8/12/05 (Wexner Center)

Diary of a Lost Girl (Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929) B 7/20/05 (Wexner Center)
Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne) (Jacques Demy, 1970) B 7/22/05 (Wexner Center)

Godzilla (Gojira) (Ishirô Honda, 1954) B+ 4/1/05 (Wexner Center)
Good Bye, Dragon Inn (Bu san) (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003) B- 2/12/05 (Wexner Center)
Good Morning (Ohayô) (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) B 7/27/05 (Wexner Center)

Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis, 1974) B 6/9/05 (Wexner Center)
The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi toride no san akunin) (Akira Kurosawa, 1958) B+ 7/27/05 (Wexner Center)
Hotel Rwanda (Terry George, 2004) B- 1/21/05 (Arena Grand)
House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (Zhang Yimou, 2004) A- 1/6/05 (Drexel East), 1/14/05 (Arena Grand)

Imaginary Heroes (Dan Harris, 2004) C- 4/25/05 (Drexel East)
In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950) B 5/13/05 (Wexner Center)
In Good Company (Paul Weitz, 2004) B 1/5/05 (Arena Grand)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto) (Elio Petri, 1970) B+ 8/10/05 (Wexner Center)

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) (Luchino Visconti, 1963) B+ 6/17/05 (Wexner Center)
Little Rascal aka Wilton's Zoo (Boefje) (Douglas Sirk, as Detlef Sierck, 1939) B+ 1/28/05 (Wexner Center)

M (Fritz Lang, 1931) B 7/20/05 (Wexner Center)
The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951) C 7/13/05 (Wexner Center)
Map of the Human Heart (Vincent Ward, 1993) C- 4/23/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)
Masculine-Feminine (Masculin, féminin: 15 faits précis) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966) B+ 6/24/05 (Wexner Center)
The Merchant of Venice (Michael Radford, 2004) B+ 4/1/05 (Arena Grand)
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004) A 1/14/05 (Drexel East)
Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembene, 2004) B 5/8/05 (Arena Grand)

Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard, 2004) B 2/25/05 (Wexner Center)

Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950) B+ 7/15/05 (Wexner Center)
One More Day (Yez rouz bishtar) (Babak Payami, 1999) C 2/18/05 (Wexner Center)
Overnight (Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith, 2004) B- 2/12/05 (Wexner Center)

Paper Clips (Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab, 2004) C 4/15/05 (Drexel East)
Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1949) C 7/13/05 (Wexner Center)
The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney [uncredited], Ernst Laemmle [uncredited], and Edward Sedgwick [uncredited], 1925) B+ 4/22/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)
Playing ‘In the Company of Men’ (En jouant 'Dans la compagnie des hommes') (Arnaud Desplechin, 2003) C- 4/29/05 (Wexner Center)
Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967) A+ 4/20/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)
Primer (Shane Carruth, 2004) A 4/23/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)

The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, 2003) B+ 4/21/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)
The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) (Alejandro Amenábar, 2004) B- 2/3/05 (Drexel East)
Seamen's Wives (Zeemansvrouwen) (Henk Kleinman, 1930) C- 1/28/05 (Wexner Center)
Secret Ballot (Raye makhfi) (Babak Payami, 2001) B- 2/18/05 (Wexner Center)
The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles, 1994) B- 4/23/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)
Smiles of a Summer Night(Sommarnattens leende) (Ingmar Bergman, 1955) B 8/3/05 (Wexner Center)
Summertime (David Lean, 1955) B- 2/14/05 (Wexner Center)

Taal (Subhash Ghai, 1999) B 4/24/05 (Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL)
Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2004) B 2/4/05 (Wexner Center)
Thirteen Hours by Air (Mitchell Leisen, 1936) C- 5/27/05 (Wexner Center)

Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) B 8/10/05 (Wexner Center)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (Jacques Demy, 1964) A+ 7/6/05 (Wexner Center)
Undertow (David Gordon Green, 2004) B- 1/18/05 (Wexner Center)

A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles) (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004) B- 1/14/05 (Drexel East)
I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953) B 7/29/05 (Wexner Center)

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) A 8/3/05 (Wexner Center)
The Woodsman (Nicole Kassell, 2004) B 1/13/05 (Drexel East)

Seen for the first time (DVD, TV)

The Bank Dick (Edward F. Cline, 1940) B- 3/4/05 (DVD)
Belle de jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967) A 6/15/05 (DVD)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986) C 1/29/05 (DVD)
Bright Young Things (Stephen Fry, 2003) B 6/12/05 (DVD)
California Split (Robert Altman, 1974) B+ 1/10/05 (DVD)
The Cat Returns (Neko no ongaeshi) (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) B+ 2/27/05 (DVD)
La Chamade (Alain Cavalier, 1968) C 1/30/05 (DVD)
Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) (Ingmar Bergman, 1972) B- 1/22/05 (DVD)
Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne) (Jacques Demy, 1970) B 6/19/05 (DVD)
Dorian Blues (Tennyson Bardwell, 2004) B- 3/21/05 (DVD)
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (Guy Maddin, 2002) B- 2/20/05 (TV)
Fantasia (Various artists, 1940) B- 6/30/05 (DVD)
Freeway (Matthew Bright, 1996) C- 6/22/05 (DVD)
French Connection II (John Frankenheimer, 1975) D+ 1/30/05
Friday Night (Vendredi soir) (Claire Denis, 2002) B+ 1/17/05 (DVD)
Hell's Angels (Howard Hughes, 1930) B 1/1/05 (DVD)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) A+ 1/2/05 (DVD)
Hustle (Robert Aldrich, 1975) D+ 6/28/05 (DVD)
I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock, 1953) C+ 1/17/05 (DVD)
I Have Found It (Kandukondain Kandukondain) (Rajiv Menon, 2000) B 3/7/05 (DVD)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Mike Hodges, 2003) C+ 1/9/05 (DVD)
It's All Gone Pete Tong (Michael Dowse, 2004) C- 4/10/05 (VHS)
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (Richard Linklater, 1988) B- 2/20/05 (DVD)
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (Richard Boleslawski, 1937) C- 1/23/05 (TV)
Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944) A 1/23/05 (TV)
The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973) A- 3/24/05 (DVD)
Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, 1980) B- 7/3/05 (DVD)
Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin, 1947) A 1/23/05 (TV)
Murderball (Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, 2005) B+ 3/4/05 (VHS)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds (Kaze no tani no Naushika) (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) B 2/26/05 (DVD)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955) B+ 3/14/05 (DVD)
Not on the Lips (Pas sur la bouche) (Alain Resnais, 2003) B+ 3/26/05 (DVD)
One Missed Call (Chakushin ari) (Takashi Miike, 2003) B- 4/2/05 (VHS)
The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942) B 1/17/05 (TV)
Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) B 3/3/05 (DVD)
Prime Cut (Michael Ritchie, 1972) B- 6/14/05 (DVD)
p.s. (Dylan Kidd, 2004) B 3/22/05 (DVD)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985) A- 1/22/05 (DVD)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989) A 3/16/05 (DVD)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993) B 1/1/05 (DVD)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Charles Reisner, 1928) B+ 1/24/05 (TV)
Superstar in a Housedress (Craig Highberger, 2004) D+ 3/28/05 (VHS)
Unknown White Male (Rupert Murray, 2005) C 3/14/05 (VHS)
The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) B- 1/17/05 (DVD)

Repeat viewings (DVD, TV)

Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988) B+ 3/6/05 (DVD)
Die Hard 2 (Renny Harlin, 1990) B- 3/26/05 (DVD)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (John McTiernan, 1995) A- 3/26/05 (DVD)
The Perfect Storm (Wolfgang Petersen, 2000) B- 7/9/05 (DVD)
Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1991) A- 2/21/05 (DVD)

Shorts

La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962) A+ 3/5/05 (TV)
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#20 of 289 OFFLINE   Stevan Lay

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Posted December 30 2004 - 05:25 PM

Last updated 10th January, 2005.

2004 FILM LIST

Listing Criteria: Worldwide & Australian release dates

Total movies seen: 2
The 2005 movie market: -$0.80

Movies I've seen in 2005:

POSITIVE (1)
  • Finding Neverland: $10.50 - ($9.80) = +$0.70
NEUTRAL (1)
  • Ladder 49: $9.50 - ($11.00) = -$1.50
NEGATIVE (0)



Best of 2005 thus far...
    [*]Finding Neverland
Honourable Mentions:


Ratings Legend:
Positive ($10.00 - $15.00) = means that it is worth a look as I enjoyed what I saw. Recommended viewing.
Neutral ($5.00 - $9.95) = Mixed feelings on the movie. You should maybe wait for the rental.
Negative ($0.05 - $4.95) = Hollywood trash. Try to avoid it if you can. These movies should be recommended to people you 'dislike' Posted Image
$0.05 - $15.00 = represents the worth of the movie in dollar terms where the value of a full adult admission price is the benchmark.
($0.05 - $15.00) = represents how much was paid for the privilege of viewing the movie.
DVD = indicates a considered or already had purchased the DVD of the movie.
The 2005 movie market = represents the movie market value; asset versus liability. Calculation: the weighted worth amount of the film subtracted by the value paid for the screening.




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